"Alien army invader in the late '30s was quickly translatable from Martian to German." --David Ropeik, Journalist
"War of the Worlds" premieres October 29, 2013 at 9pm ET on PBS.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.